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Web Designer (SOC CODE: 15-1134.00)

Job Description Overview

Design, create, and modify Web sites. Analyze user needs to implement Web site content, graphics, performance, and capacity. May integrate Web sites with other computer applications. May convert written, graphic, audio, and video components to compatible Web formats by using software designed to facilitate the creation of Web and multimedia content.

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  • Web Developers
  • Computer Programmers
  • Multimedia Artists and Animators
  • Commercial and Industrial Designers
  • Fashion Designers
  • Web Administrators
  • Video Game Designers
  • Graphic Designers
  • Set and Exhibit Designers
  • Designers, All Other

Sample Job Duties

  • Write supporting code for Web applications or Web sites.
  • Design, build, or maintain Web sites, using authoring or scripting languages, content creation tools, management tools, and digital media.
  • Back up files from Web sites to local directories for instant recovery in case of problems.
  • Write, design, or edit Web page content, or direct others producing content.
  • Select programming languages, design tools, or applications.
  • Evaluate code to ensure that it is valid, is properly structured, meets industry standards, and is compatible with browsers, devices, or operating systems.
  • Identify problems uncovered by testing or customer feedback, and correct problems or refer problems to appropriate personnel for correction.
  • Develop databases that support Web applications and Web sites.
  • Perform Web site tests according to planned schedules, or after any Web site or product revision.
  • Perform or direct Web site updates.

    What Classes Do I Need to Take?

    • Web Design: Certificate

      Arts Division
      Certificate L0618

      This program is designed to provide students with a combination of design and technical skills necessary for entry-level employment as a Web page designer.

      Required Courses

      Course Prefix Course Name Units
      ANIM 172Motion Graphics, Compositing and Visual Effects3
      ARTC 100Fundamentals of Graphic Design3
      ARTC 120Print Design and Advertising3
      ARTC 160Typography3
      ARTC 200Web Design3
      ARTC 220Creative Design and Compositing3
      ARTD 20Design: Two-Dimensional3
      Total Units21
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